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NAFDAC : Nigeria is not a dumping site for chemicals banned by European Union(EU).


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National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has restated that Nigeria is not a dumping ground for chemicals banned by the European Union (EU). The Nigerian agency reassured its citizens that it will not jeopardize its stance on public health and environment.



The reassurance from the Agency came after claims were made that, a large percentage of registered brands of pesticides used in the country were either restricted or banned by the EU.

The NAFDAC Director-General, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye said these products are claimed to be of high risk dangerous to the environment and there are questionable agrochemical tagrochemicalshat agrochemicals at tillstillthe being produced and residues are still found in their fruits and vegetables.

Prof Mojisola Adeyeye
Prof Mojisola Adeyeye

In a top-management meeting, the Director-General restated that the agency allows the stipulations of the International Organization for Standardization as well as the  Quality management policy (ISO 9001:2015)

She reaffirmed that there are strict measures in place to determine if a product should be banned or restricted, therefore there should be no cause for alarm.
She further said “NAFDAC is a signatory to the international convention that banned chemicals and pesticides such as the Rotterdam Convention, an international treaty designed to facilitate informed decision making by countries about chemicals and pesticides. Chemicals banned by international convention have been phased out and never entertained for registration or given import permits as a raw material for production”


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